Being a good friend to someone affected by dementia International Friendship Day on 30th July celebrates the very best pals that stick with you through thick and thin. Maintaining a friendship when one of you is living with dementia – or caring for someone with dementia - can make even the most established friendships [...]
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Small Actions, Big Impact from a Salford Social Enterprise this Dementia Action Week! More than 400 people across Greater Manchester – from family members to professional carers – have attended a training course to improve how they communicate with people with dementia. The Empowered Conversation communications training course – developed by [...]
Reviewing Communication Training for Carers of People living with Dementia Beliefs We believe that communication is central to relationships and this is the focus of Empowered Conversations workshops. We believe taking the time to reflect on the way we communicate can help us to stay connected to loved ones living with [...]
Today’s Dementia Diary is written by Empowered Conversations Business development manager, Maxine Horne. Find out more about Maxine here. Sally eyed me with suspicion and then changed to a look of despair or disappointment. She was at the end of her tether living with both her own health difficulties in older age plus [...]
Today’s Dementia Diary is written by Empowered Conversations Project Manager, Emma Smith. Find out more about Emma here. My mate Jo posted a film on facebook last week. She’d taken part in a project where the participants were supported from the Olympic Diver Chris Mears to face their fears and jump off the top diving [...]
Retired GP Margaret Garner, leads the musical version of Empowered Conversations. She was inspired to get involved with the training as she has always been interested in the amateur music scene. This combined with her professional capabilities, saw Margaret get involved in music therapy and from that Empowered Conversations – The Sequel was born. [...]
Daughter Deanna Spencer is the main carer for her mum Kristina Farnum, aged 81, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Kristina was diagnosed with her form of dementia in 2013 – but at first – hid it from Deanna and her siblings. The 50-year-old mum-of-two from Timperley said: “Although we had seen a decline [...]
Thousands of families set to benefit from new dementia training in Greater Manchester A NEW dementia training programme that has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund is set to help thousands of families across Greater Manchester. The free Empowered Conversations training will be rolled out across all ten boroughs to [...]
Selection of relevant publications **Just published** **Open Access** Morris, L., Horne, M., McEvoy, P. and Williamson, T., 2017. “Communication training interventions for family and professional carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review of effectiveness, acceptability and conceptual basis.” Aging & Mental Health http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13607863.2017.1399343 Luxmoore, B and McEvoy, [...]